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Access providers and research infrastructures

ASSEMBLE Plus gives you the opportunity to carry out a part of your research project at any of the over 30 access providers.
Please check the interactive map below for the locations of our access providers.

Research infrastructures available in ASSEMBLE Plus include sampling and field access, biochemical and biological analysis, maintenance and culture of organisms, microscopy, molecular biology and bioinformatics and more! 

Find out more about individual access providers in our 'Access Provider Spotlight' feature articles on the news pages

Our access providers

Click on the arrow to explore the access providers available for access!
For more information follow the link for each access provider (blue dot).


Contacting the access providers in ASSEMBLE Plus

Each access provider in ASSEMBLE Plus has a "liaison officer", the reference person for discussing details of your transnational project. 
You can find their contacts in the list below.

Access providers and their contacts
Country Access Provider (AP) Acronym Liaison officer E-mail
Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ Andre Cattrijsse
University of Gent UGENT Marleen Roelofs
Tvärminne Zoological Station TZS Joanna Norkko
Archipelago Research Institute ARI Jari Hänninen
Husö biological station HBS Martin Snickars
Institut de la Mer de Villefranche IMEV Frédéric Bonino
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer OOB Julie Boeuf
Station Biologique de Roscoff SBR Cécile Cabresin
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland AWI-BAH Eva-Maria Brodte
Wattenmeerstation Sylt AWI-Sylt Eva-Maria Brodte
Institute of Marine Biology,
Biotechnology and Aquaculture
HCMR-IMBBC Panagiotis Kasapidis
Ryan Institute NUIG-RI Mark Johnson
Carna Research Station NUIG-CRS Mark Johnson
Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences IUI Simon Berkowicz
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn SZN Wiebe Kooistra
Istituto per le Risorse Biologiche e le Biotecnologie Marine IRBIM Giulia Maricchiolo
Istituto di scienze marine ISMAR Lucia Bongiorni
Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute NIOZ-CNSI Linda Amaral-Zettler
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences IOPAN Piotr Kuklinski
Institute of Oceanography UG-IO Maciej Wolowicz
Hel Marine Station UG-HMS Maciej Wolowicz
Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences CCMAR Ana Margarida Amaral
Institute of Marine Research IMAR

Eduardo Isidro, 
Paula Cristina Marques Lourinho

Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research CIIMAR Susana Moreira,
Ana Cavadas
National Institute of Biology - Marine Biology Station NIB Andreja Ramšak
Toralla Marine Science Station ECIMAT-UVIGO Maria Huete-Ortega
Plentzia Marine Station PiE-UPV/EHU Xabier Lecube
Kristineberg Marine Research Station KMRS Niklas Andersson
Tjärnö Marine Laboratory TML Niklas Andersson
Scottish Association for Marine Science SAMS Christopher Allen
Scottish Oceans Institute SOI Jane Williamson
Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom MBA Paul Lonsdale

Our research infrastructures

Within each access provider, ASSEMBLE Plus offers access to a wide range of research infrastructures.
You can browse the application system (coming soon) to check the research infrastructures you require for your research activity.

The research infrastructures are grouped under the following categories:

  • Ecosystem access
    • Research vessels for coastal activities
    • Sampling equipment
    • SCUBA diving facilities
    • Submersibles (ROVs, AUVs)

  • Biological resources
    • Biobanks
    • Culture collections
    • Marine model organisms
    • Species collected upon request

  • Experimental facilities
    • Aquaria and tanks
    • Mesocosms (land-based and sea-based)
    • Climate-controlled rooms
    • Wet laboratories
    • Dry laboratories
    • Other experimental facilities

  • Technology platforms
    • Bioassays
    • Imaging 
    • Molecular biology and omics 
    • Remote sensing and telemetry
    • Structural and chemical analysis

  • E-services
    • Data sets
    • Data analysis tools and software
    • Computing and storage infrastructure

  • Supporting facilities
    • Library services (including lecture rooms or general IT services)
    • In-house lodging
    • In-house catering
  • Expert advice
    • Experimental design
    • Biological sample identification

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